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Programs for Printing to EDGE ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Replicator, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    Marc,
    4edgetalk may be a ghost town at the wrong time of day... but through the search feature... it is still a wealth of information dating back before signs101... & it is extremely focused on edge talk, as one might expect... not that other sign or o.t. discussions are not present or not tolerated... but it just ends up being lots of edge talk. It is also a great bunch of folks over there, & what I really logged back on to mention, is the annual edgehead get together in Shippenville PA is coming up. I met Terry there last year & I know he plans to be there again. Signlab was also there... & the owner of 4edgetalk who hosts the meet at his shop is a distributor for signlab & has been using it exclusively for his edge printing for quite some time... in short, you could without a doubt learn more in a weekend there then the value of the travel expenses... so I wanted to make sure you knew about it.

    If only I could have talked Braveheart into coming to work here I could go again this year :Big Laugh
     
  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Marc if you sign back onto 4edgetalk make sure you use your real name. I noticed the other day that your post had you "handle" and I think they may have deleted your thread.
     
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I don't no if they deleted my thread or not, because they deleted my entire membership . . . !

    Not sure why - Oh' Well !

    Thanks for the Info Doug & Brian.
     
  4. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Marc they most likely deleted you from there do to getting hammered by porn, that why I told you to create it with your real name. Don't give up on it, it is one of the best resources for the edge.
     
  5. canadianchef

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    One more thing ...

    Marc:
    I just remembered one more peice of information about printing from flexi to the edge. I found that printing in CMYK did not give me the best results. Therefore I experimented and found that printing in just CMY printed a far better final product. Give it a try!

    Good Luck !
    terry:Canada 2:
     
  6. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Thanks, Terry

    I'll experiment with it . . .

    BUT - I think I'm gonna just keep producing with the great results I get from SignLab . . .
     
  7. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    print in CMY anyway... you save 25% in foil costs
     
  8. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    The few times I printed on my Edge with Flexi I got beautiful results after bumping the Cyan up by 20% and also increasing the LPI setting on the halftone I was using.

    I don't use it much out of choice because I didn't want to deal with so different an approach to setting up and producing Edge prints as compared to Omega which I have learned very well at this point.

    I have also tested SignLab with my Edge and found the output to be excellent.
     
  9. Tom Dalton

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    What is the maximum size that you can print to the Edge from MacImprint? We are stuck at just under 12" (using MacImprint) and I am trying to figure out how to squeeze an extra 1/4" out of the "edge-2". I looked through the settings and couldn't find a way to do it. It auto-tiles the art when I get over about 11.75". It looks like there is physically enough room on the vinyl and on the foils to go a larger.

    -Tom
    Signs Direct
     
  10. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Maximum size you can print on an Edge is 11.8"w.
     
  11. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    A little OT but I've joined 4edgetalk like (3) times now and never been allowed access . . .

    I get the pending approval emails and then, nothing . . . and login never works . . . bummer . . . that really sucks !

    :help::help::help::help::help:
     
  12. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    The first rule is that you need to use your real name.
     
  13. AH

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    I'm new to the biz and using an Edge 2 w/ the enVison plotter. I've just been using Omega with satisfactory results. Is there any advantage to using Flexi or SignLab?
     
  14. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Welcome AH . . . I use SignLab more than Omega, but use both !

    It's just my Preference to use SignLab more . . . They are both great programs

    for use with a Gerber Edge . . . Good Luck !
     
  15. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I'll try to sign back up with my real name . . . Pablo Escobar in just a minute !
     
  16. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Good Luck...:wink:
     
  17. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Just resigned . . . plus sent a private email to Gary . . . Lets see if that helps !
     
  18. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Advantages of signlab over omega is bleed and choke. Marc I told you the same thing also Gary is only one of the administrators.
     
  19. Tom Dalton

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    I used to get a little more than 12" out of it when we used the first version of the Gerber macImprint software (back in 1999). I stopped using the edge and now that I have one again I have the latest macImprint software for mac Os X and it is different that what I used to use.

    T
     
  20. Tom Dalton

    Tom Dalton Member

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    You are correct about the 11.8" size limit. I must have remembered the cut limit.

    What do you do if the edges of your prints look smeared or blurry? I already cleaned the head.

    -Tom
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2007
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